Trucking & Logistics

In this issue of Fast Forward, you’ll get the inside scoop on exciting, in-demand careers supporting America’s freight transportation network. From trucking and logistics, to supply chain management, to Federal Government careers, we’ll give you a peek into an industry that’s calling out for multitalented individuals such as yourself. So stop in and get ready to roll. It’s go time! Welcome to Fast Forward!

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Bookmark It: The Texas Transportation Institute

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is one of the top transportation research agencies in the world. Located on the campus of Texas A&M University, TTI offers some of the best educational opportunities available for students who plan to seek careers in transportation.

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Become a Transportation Researcher

It’s a well-known fact that many of the good things in life have their downsides, too. Television has commercials. Bacon is unhealthy. Birthdays mean you’re getting older. In transportation, this concept is especially true—particularly, when we’re talking about the environment and our communities.

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Career Spotlight: Logistics

What is logistics and why is it an exciting career choice for today’s generation? Logisticians help businesses get their products from the point of origin to the consumer as quickly, efficiently, and affordably as possible.

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Careers in Trucking & Logistics

There are lots of careers to choose from in trucking transportation. Here are just a few to get you started.

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Freight Connects the Economy

Rafael Aldrete's transportation career has taken him all over the globe, from Europe, to Africa, to Asia. Today, you’ll find him at Texas A&M's Transportation Institute (TTI), where he's working on a project that will benefit the citizens of North and South America.

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Make a Difference at FMCSA

Are you interested in the trucking industry? At the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), you could work with trucking companies and industry professionals in a career that saves lives.

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What is Supply Chain Management?

Want an exciting career that will test your problem-solving skills and keep you on your toes? You might want to consider a career in the field of supply chain management.

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Work for a State DOT!

Are you looking for a career where you’ll see your hard work actually make a difference in the world? Check out our video featuring Dave Huft. In an interview with Fast Forward, he gave us the 411 about the benefits of working for a state department of transportation (DOT).

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10 Awesome Facts About Trucking and Logistics

Check out these awesome facts and figures about the trucking and logistics industry! How many of them do you already know?

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Fast Forward: Volume 3 Issue 3 – Trucking & Logistics